History of America, 1865 to Present
HIST 112 is a general survey of the United States from 1865 to the present, emphasizing major political, economic, social, and intellectual developments. This class will offer a broad overview of American History based on lectures and supplementary readings. Major themes will include political, social, and economic developments, demographic changes, and the diversity of the American experience. We will also examine how the meaning of ideas such as freedom, liberalism, and equality changed over time, depending on particular historical circumstances.
In this course, students will formulate skills that allow them to analyze and interpret major developments in modern U.S. History. Over the course of the semester, students will:
- Recognize the history of the United States from the end of the Civil War to the contemporary era.
- Analyze major events, developments, and themes of United States history from the end of the Civil War until the contemporary era.
- Identify selected sources and their relevance in the context of historical knowledge.
- Relate historical events to significant primary and/or secondary sources.